Red Sox Get Walked Off by D-Backs
Red Sox drop their third straight game in a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Red Sox lost. Again. This West-Coast road trip has gone just about as disastrous as any of us could have imagined. The Red Sox are now 2-8 this season, and they seem to keep finding new ways not to win.
On Saturday night it seemed like it was going to be different. The Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, which was highlighted by an RBI single by David Price. Yes, you read that right. Andrew Benintendi added an RBI ground-rule double and it seemed like the Sox were in the driver’s seat early.
However, that 3-0 lead lasted all of about five minutes because Price went out in the bottom of the second and quickly let up four runs. Maybe he still was in batting mode. I don’t know, but whatever happened, he didn’t pitch well in that inning and just like that, the Red Sox were trailing 4-3.
Then, the bats went silent on both sides for a few innings. Price actually pitched really well after the second and ended up going six innings with just the four runs allowed on seven hits, five of which came in that brutal inning. Brandon Workman and Ryan Brasier added clean innings out of the bullpen.
The Red Sox tied the game at four in the seventh inning on a Mookie Betts sacrifice fly, but they blew a chance to take the lead after that when they stranded the bases loaded.
So it got to the bottom of the ninth still tied at four when Colten Brewer came into the game. He struck out the first man he faced, but then gave up a single to Eduardo Escobar, who would advance to second on a Christian Vazquez passed ball.
Then, Nick Ahmed hit a single to right that looked like would end the game, but Betts threw out Escobar at the plate for his second outfield assist of the game. That was awesome, except then the next batter Carson Kelly hit another single, and this time there was no chance to cut down the runner at the plate. The D-Backs walked off with a 5-4 victory.
The good news: there’s only one game left on this road trip from hell. The bad news: there’s still one game left on this road trip from hell. Maybe the Red Sox can salvage the final game on Sunday and come home with a 3-8 record. Maybe.